Omni October 1988

 

 

SPECIAL TENTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

HUMAN CLONING:
THE MIRACLE THAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN

NIN GREAT MYSTERIES THAT
HAVE STUMPED SCIENCE

ROBOTS THAT THINK LIKE INSECTS -
AND HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN

HOW SCIENTISTS CREATE
NEW LIFE FORMS

 
OMNI1988OctLG

Vol.11 No. 1

Cover Art: Rendered in a renaissance mood, this month's cover is by Los Angeles artist
Jean Francois Prodevin, whose son William posed for the piece Called The New Generation, it was originally an ad for computer hardware.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President.: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Patrice Adcroft
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Editor at Large: Dick Teresi
Managing Editor: Steve Fox
Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 8)
Omni Then and Now
by Bob Guccione and Kathy Keeton

Omnibus (pg 12)
Data Bank

Communications (pg 16)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 20)
Psychic Experiment Results
by Sherry Baker

Stars (pg 24)
World's Biggest Telescope
by Ron Schultz

Explorations (pg 26)
Fossil Wars
by Douglas Preston

Body (pg 28)
Pasteur Syndrome
by Nancy Roosa

Space (pg 30)
The Intelligent Starship
by Bill Lawren

Mind (pg 34)
Heart Sickness
by Paul Bagne

Earth (pg 42)
Jungie Pharmacy
by Sy Montgomery

Arts (pg 46)
Video Diversions
by Kevin McKinney


RE-CREATING LIFE

Artificial Intelligence (pg 38)
MIT's Insect Laboratory
by Fred Hapgood

Continuum (pg 49)
The Problem With Sex, etc.

Double Takes (pg 58)
The Making of a Clone
by Carol Kahn

A Star is Reborn (pg 66)
Celebrity Makeovers
by Ellen Kunes

Nature's Single Parents (pg 72)
Pictorial: Reproductive Modes
by Nina Guccione and Joe Fodor

Child of a Lesser God (pg 92)
Artificial Life Forms
by Ed Regis and Tom Dworetzky

The Last Freak Show (pg 116)
Genetics "Progress"
by Christopher Lasch

OMNI's Photovore (pg 201)
Make Your Own Robot
by Jonathan Connell


Hannibal's Elephants (pg 82)
Fiction
by Robert Silverberg

Six Flights of Fantasy (pg 98)
Fiction: A Collection of Short Urban Tales
by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Joyce Carol Oates
Barry N. Malzberg, Howard Waldrop, K.W. Jeter,
and Daniel Pinkwater


Lee County's Lizard Man (pg 106)
Nine Unsolved Mysteries and the
Backyard Baffler Contest
by Dennis Stacy and Kevin McKinney

Interview (pg 124)
M. Scott Peck
by Diane Connors

Great Moments in Science (pg 133)
Cartoon Pictorial
by Frank Cotham

In a World Like This (pg 140)
Fiction
by Nancy Kress

Antimatter (pg 153)
Motivating UFO Research, etc.

Star Tech (pg 226)
Photography for the Year 2000

Games (pg 228)
The Walkalong Wing
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 230)
Humor: Silly Superconduction
by Terry Runte